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Executive Director

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  • Source:高等教育評鑑中心
  • Date:2014/9/9
  • Updated:2018/8/23
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Angela Yung-Chi Hou


Executive Director, Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan

Professor, Department of Education , National Chengchi University , Taiwan

Vice President, Asia Pacific Quality Network

Board member, International Network of Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Editor in chief, Higher Education Evaluation & Development (HEED)


Angela Yung-chi Hou, is Professor of Higher Education at National Chengchi University, Taiwan and serves as Executive Director of Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan since 2016. She has been involved in quality assurance practices and international research for more than 15 years. Currently, she now serves Executive Director of Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council, the Vice President of APQN and Board member of INQAAHE. She has been actively taken part in quality assurance development of Asian higher education in the Position of APQN Vice President over past 6 years. When she worked at Fu Jen Catholic University, she ever served as Dean of Office of International Education, Director of Faculty Development Center, and Director of Public Affairs.

She specializes in higher education policy, quality management, internationalization, faculty development, quality assurance of cross border higher education. She has been conducting several international higher education research projects funded by the Taiwan and US governments. Currently, she is also in the service of Chief-in-Editor of HEED Journal jointly published by HEEACT and Asian Pacific Quality Network (APQN) and as Associate Editor of Journal of Asian Pacific Educational Review (SSCI). Up to present, she has published more than 130 Chinese and English papers, articles, book chapters and reports in the areas of higher education evaluation, quality assurance, cross border higher education in local and international referred journals. In particular, 17 are highly impact SSCI journal articles. Since 2013, She has been recognized by the Springer as one of the top 24 Asian researchers in higher education field. Over past five years, she has been awarded “Outstanding Researcher” by Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan.

She is the author of CHEA Principles "Principle 1 Quality and higher education providers". She edited Springer higher education series “Higher Education in East Asia: Quality, Excellence and Governance” with other three top Asian Scholar. Up to present, there are five monographs published in the series. She was awarded 2017 INQAAHE research and innovation project titled “Self-Accreditation Policy, Quality Culture Building and Role of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education: Diversity, Autonomy and Accountability” and 2018 INQAAHE Capacity Building Projects titled “Comparisons of QA systems, Review standards and Procedures, and Transparency in Taiwan and Indonesia: Capacity Building for Mutual Recognition of Joint Programs”

Over years, she has been invited to OECD, EU Share, AQAN, ANQAHE, SEEI, IREG, HKCAAVQ, HEEC, AACCUP, PACUCOA, NAAC, British Council, INQAAHE, APEC, ENQA, APQN, ANQAHE, BAN PT, EU SHARE to make keynote speeches, presentation and run workshops on QA issues.

*Hou, Angela Yung Chi, Hill C., Chen, K. H.J., Tsai, S.(2018). A Comparative Study of International Branch Campuses in Malaysia, Singapore, China and South Korea: Regulation, Governance and Quality Assurance. Asia Pacific Education Review (on-ine) https://doi.org/10.1007/s12564-018-9550-9 (SSCI)
*Hou, Angela Yung Chi , Morse, B., Wang, W. (2017). Recognition of Academic Qualifications in Transnational Higher Education and Challenges for Recognizing a Joint Degree in Europe and Asia. Studies in Higher Education, 42:7, 1211-1228 (SSCI) (Impact Factor 1.038)
*Hou, Angela Yung Chi, Hill C., Chen, K. H.J., Tsai, S., Chen, V. (2017). A comparative study of student mobility programs in SEAMEO-RIHED, UMAP, and Campus Asia: Regulation, challenges, and impacts on higher education regionalization, Higher Education Evaluation and Development, 11(1), pp.12-24.
*Hou, Angela Yung Chi. (2016). Quality Assurance of Joint Degree Programs from the perspective of Quality Assurance Agencies: Experience in East Asia. Higher Education Research & Development. 35(3), pp. 473-487. (SSCI). (Impact Factor 0.991)
Karen Hui-Jung Chen & Hou, Angela Yung Chi.(2016) Adopting self-accreditation in response to the diversity of higher education: quality assurance in Taiwan and its impact on institutions. Asia Pacific Education Review 17(1), 1-11. (SSCI)
*Hou, Angela Yung Chi, Karen Hui-Jung Chen, Hsiao-Ting Tsai, Chen-Wei Chang, Li-Ran Wang and Hsin-Hung Lee (2016). A Comparative Study of International Branch Campuses in Four Asian Nations: Policy and Developmental Model (亞洲四國引進國外大學設立海外分校之研究:政策與發展模式). Education Policy Forum. 19(1), 1-33 (TSSCI)
*Hou, Angela Yung-chi, Ince, M., Tasi, S. & Chiang, C. L. (2015). Quality Assurance of Quality Assurance Agencies from an Asian Perspective: Regulation, Autonomy and Accountability. Asian Pacific Educational Review, 16, 95-106. SSCI (0.839)
Hou, Angela Yung-chi (2015). Is the Asian Quality Assurance System for Higher Education Going Glonacal? : Assessing the Impact of Three Types of Program Accreditation on Taiwanese Universities. Studies in Higher Education. 40(1), 83-105. (SSCI) (2014 Impact Factor 1.038)
Hou, Angela Yung-chi.(2014). Quality in Cross-Border Higher Education and Challenges for the Internationalization of National Quality Assurance Agencies in the Asia-Pacific Region –Taiwan Experience. Studies in Higher Education (SSCI). 39(6), 163-152. Print ISSN: 0307-5079. (2014 Impact Factor 1.038)
*Hou, Angela Yung-chi, Chen, Karen, and Morse, Robert (2014). Transforming the Quality Assurance Framework for Taiwanese Higher Education: A Glonacal Context. Policy and Society, 33, 275-285. (SSCI) (2012 Impact Factor 0.471)
*Hou, Angela Yung-chi (2013). Challenges to Quality of English Medium Instruction Degree Programs in Taiwanese Universities and the Role of Local Accreditors: A Perspective of Non-English Speaking Asian Country. Asian Pacific Educational Review.14 (3): 359-370. (SSCI) (2014 Impact Factor 0.839)
Hou, Angela Yung-chi (2012). Mutual Recognition of Quality Assurance Decisions on Higher Education Institutions in Three Regions-A Lesson for Asia. Higher Education, 64:911-926. (SSCI). Impact Factor 1.016). ISSN: 0018-1560
*Hou, Angela Yung-chi, Morse, R., & Shao, Y. J. E.(2012). Is There a Gap between Student’s Preference and University Presidents’ Concern over College Ranking Indicators? : A Case Study of“College Navigator in Taiwan”, Higher Education (SSCI) , 64, 767–787. (2011 Impact Factor 1.016)
*Hou, Angela Yung-chi., Ince, M., & Chiang, C.L. (2012). A Reassessment of Asian Excellence Programs in Higher Education – the Taiwan Experience. Scientometrics. 92, 23-42 (SSCI). Print ISSN: 0138-9130. (2011 Impact Factor 1.966)
*Hou, Angela Yung Chi(2012). An Analysis of Positions Mobility in Global Rankings: Making Institutional Strategic Plans and Positioning for Building World Class Universities. Higher Education Research & Development (SSCI), .31 (6), pp. 841-857. ISSN: 0729-4360(2011 Impact Factor 0.901)
Hou, Angela Yung Chi(2012). Impact of excellence programs on Taiwan higher education in terms of quality assurance and academic excellence, examining the conflicting role of Taiwan’s accrediting agencies. Asian Pacific Educational Review, 13, 77-88 (SSCI). ISSN: 1598-1037
Hou, Angela Yung Chi(2011). Quality Assurance at a Distance : International Accreditation in Taiwan Higher Education, Higher Education, 61(2), 179–191 (SSCI).